RN II, Elmira, NY - October 1, 2015
I worked there for many years as an RN. From day 1 I was warned to watch my back. Therapy Aids and Nurses were more worried about their smoke breaks than the patients. That is where most of the gossip happened. And if a group of your coworkers decided to get rid of you then all they had to do was start making accusations. Middle management and HR would run with it and upper management did little because they didn't realize what was happening. When I started I thought I would be working with patients that suffered from mental illness. I didn't think I would be working with staff/co-workers that were unstable as well. Not a pleasant work environment and hostile for those that attempted to change it.